Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant people, people who are planning a pregnancy, and people who are breastfeeding?

Question: 

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant people, people who are planning a pregnancy, and people who are breastfeeding?

Answer: 
COVID-19 vaccination is safe and recommended for pregnant people, people who are planning a pregnancy, and people who are breastfeeding. 
 
Hundreds of thousands of pregnant or breastfeeding people around the world have safely received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Large studies found no increase in rates of pregnancy loss, preterm birth, or stillbirth.
 
Pregnant people are at higher risk of experiencing severe outcomes from COVID-19, including severe illness, hospitalization, admission to an intensive care unit, and invasive mechanical ventilation. Getting COVID-19 during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of pregnancy-related complications, including premature birth, low birth weight, and infant admission to a neonatal intensive care unit.
 
COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect against these serious outcomes for the pregnant person and their baby.
 
 
Pregnant people 12 or older can get a booster dose as early as 3 months after their initial vaccination series. You can be at any stage of your pregnancy. If you haven't received an invite yet, call 1-833-838-2323 and self-identify as pregnant. 
 
Date last reviewed: 
Thursday, Dec 15, 2022